Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

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Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Marsh on Fri, 12 Feb 2016 1:14 +0000

I thought I’d start a build thread instead of continuing on from my intro thread: http://www.newhilux.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25991

It’s a December 2013 MY14 SR5 dual cab in Tidal Blue – turbo diesel and manual. Purchased 29 January 2016 and transported to Adelaide. Picked it up 8 February 2016.

Current accessories / mods:
• Genuine Toyota alloy bullbar
• Genuine hard cover
• Hella Rallye 1000 driving lights
• Reversing camera
• Leather interior option
• Rubber mats

Future accessories / mods:
• BedRug tub liner
• HPD oil catch can
• ARB bullbar (Sahara or Deluxe)
• ARB side steps
• ARB rear bar
• UHF radio (GME TX3350 or Icom IC-450)
• 2” lift (Ultimate?)
• FJ Cruiser rims
• BF Goodrich KO2 tyres (265/65r17 or 265/70r17… not sure yet)
• Dual batteries

On the fence:
• 3” turbo back exhaust
• Bigger injectors (BDG +15% ?)
• Tune

At the car yard:
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Home in the carport:
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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby TOYZX on Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:39 +0000

Nice one mate!
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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Marsh on Sat, 20 Feb 2016 1:45 +0000

Fitted up a BedRug today. I'm impressed with the fit and quality!

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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Marsh on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 9:40 +0000

Today I got genuine headlight covers and a tinted bonnet protector.

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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Marsh on Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:36 +0000

Coming soon...
- FJ Cruiser rims (arrived)
- ICOM IC-450 UHF and aerial install (4 April)
- Recovery point and compressor (9 April)
- Rear tow step and side steps (18 April)
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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Marsh on Tue, 05 Apr 2016 6:50 +0000

Yesterday the UHF went in. It was done by my local place, 'The Electric Bug'. Happy to recommend them if you're in Adelaide. The setup is:

- ICOM IC-450N
- ClicOn mount and holder
- RFI CD63 6dB antenna
- 1/4 wave monopole antenna

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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Marsh on Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:08 +0000

A few developments over the weekend. First and second was a trip to ARB on Saturday for the compressor and recovery point installation.

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I grabbed a Carling style driving lights switch that they chucked in at the time.

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On Sunday I finally got around to fitting the FJ Cruiser rims. Big improvement aesthetically I think. The 265/70r17 tyres don't seem to be rubbing but I'll take if for a wheel alignment this week.

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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Marsh on Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:30 +0000

Went to ARB yesterday for the fitting of the side steps and rear tow step bar. It didn't go all that smoothly but to their credit, they were up front and are sorting things out.

Problem 1 was that when I dropped the car off, they discovered that a part for the steps hadn't arrived. I left it there for them to do the rear bar.

Problem 2 was that their painter had done a shoddy job on the rear bar. It looks okay from a distance but it isn't up to scratch. They've ordered a new bar and will install it when the side steps are ready. For now, we've just left the rear bar on so at least I have a towbar now.

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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby TOYZX on Tue, 19 Apr 2016 3:00 +0000

How do they not got part of the side steps? All comes in one box! Bout the only thing ive seen arb paint well r their canopies. Place I work for is also a smash repairer so we color code all our arb stuff in house. Looking good tho man!

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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby rds_929 on Tue, 19 Apr 2016 5:31 +0000

yeah i don't think arb have to best quality paints on there barwork my front and rear bars scratch so easy
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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Marsh on Fri, 03 Jun 2016 7:26 +0000

Finally had the repainted rear bar and the side steps installed yesterday. I reckon the steps are a big improvement on the standard items.

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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Marsh on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 8:37 +0000

Did Saunders Gorge yesterday, was good fun!

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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Darrylkay_83 on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 8:22 +0000

Looks good mate
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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby SpinnerDan on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:58 +0000

Hey mate, i love the FJ rims. Looks great. How's the offset compared to the SR5 rims? I see you're still running 265s but do they give you a wider track than the standard rims and fill out the guards a bit better?
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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Marsh on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 9:01 +0000

SpinnerDan wrote:Hey mate, i love the FJ rims. Looks great. How's the offset compared to the SR5 rims? I see you're still running 265s but do they give you a wider track than the standard rims and fill out the guards a bit better?

Hey Dan. The offset is +15 I believe, compared to +30 SR5 rims.

I'm running the 265/70 tyres that the FJ rims came with, which are the standard Dunlop Grandtrek AT22.
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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Marsh on Tue, 01 Nov 2016 3:08 +0000

The Rhino Pioneer platform went on today. Also got the MaxTrax flat bracket and a cam buckle pickup kit, both of which I'll install later.

- 42100B platform - 1528mm x 1236mm
- RLT500 track leg kit
- RTS03 track

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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby SpinnerDan on Thu, 03 Nov 2016 7:57 +0000

Looks good, Marsh! Any undue wind noise? I see it doesn't seem to interfere with the bee sting aerial.

I enjoy your build posts as my 'lux is the same year/same colour as yours so it's like a preview for me. I've subsequently picked myself up a set of FJ rims (came with 265/65 Scorpions). Very happy with the look and offset. Thanks man!
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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Marsh on Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:24 +0000

SpinnerDan wrote:Looks good, Marsh! Any undue wind noise? I see it doesn't seem to interfere with the bee sting aerial.

I enjoy your build posts as my 'lux is the same year/same colour as yours so it's like a preview for me. I've subsequently picked myself up a set of FJ rims (came with 265/65 Scorpions). Very happy with the look and offset. Thanks man!

I noticed a tiny bit of wind noise when I picked it up but haven't noticed anything severe. I think it'll be okay due to the low profile.

Glad you enjoy the thread mate. I'll keep posting as I slowly build her up [emoji106]
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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby Marsh on Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:03 +0000

A bit of electrical work was completed this week - I'm really pleased with the outcome.

- Dual battery system (Supercharge Allrounder MRV70, ARB battery tray)
- Redarc BCDC1225D charger
- Anderson solar input
- Anderson and accessory sockets in the tub
- LED lighting under hard lid
- Dual battery monitor
- Fridge tie downs

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Re: Marsh’s MY14 Tidal Blue SR5

Postby TOYZX on Thu, 22 Dec 2016 4:57 +0000

Nice work mate, not much air flow for ya bcdc tho!

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